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    this losing keeps up, you wont see huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    May 2nd..
    NO OFFENSE, and another wasted start by our starting pitching.. I hope moves are made by the next home stand..im not wasting money to go watch losing baseball after all the only high lite is Jr and the 600 home run.. nothing else will happen other than last place.. sad i never expected this team to suck like this.. GRRRR

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    Well there's the Cubs fans too.

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    You got to believe Dusty's on the hot seat. He's not Walt's man.

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    You got to believe Dusty's on the hot seat. He's not Walt's man.
    That would be flat out ridiculous.

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    That would be flat out ridiculous.
    You've followed this club for how many years?

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    You've followed this club for how many years?
    I think that would top many. Signing a manager to a contract like that and then dumping him within the first year would be out there.

    Dusty has nothing to do with Dunn and Griffey sucking. Nothing to do with the uselessness of the bench. Nothing to do with the poor roster construction.

    The only negative I would give him would be on his lineup construction. But that isn't enough to totally negate the offense.

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    You got to believe Dusty's on the hot seat. He's not Walt's man.
    I sort of agree with this, although I think it's still a little early.

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I think that would top many. Signing a manager to a contract like that and then dumping him within the first year would be out there.

    Dusty has nothing to do with Dunn and Griffey sucking. Nothing to do with the uselessness of the bench. Nothing to do with the poor roster construction.

    The only negative I would give him would be on his lineup construction. But that isn't enough to totally negate the offense.
    I know Dusty's not the least bit responsible for this trainwreck.

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    If I would have expected this type of bullpen production, I would have thought a 500 record or better at this point. The Arroyo and offensive decline have took a toll so far.

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
    May 2nd..
    NO OFFENSE, and another wasted start by our starting pitching.. I hope moves are made by the next home stand..im not wasting money to go watch losing baseball after all the only high lite is Jr and the 600 home run.. nothing else will happen other than last place.. sad i never expected this team to suck like this.. GRRRR
    I agree. As a fan, how is it the least bit entertaining to sit through 3 hrs of baseball only to see your team get three hits? This team is not even entertaining to watch.

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    If we all buy 4 tickets to every game the Reds will have enough money to take over Johan Santana's contract in 2013.

    Don't give up on this team!

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    I'm bringing my parents (Cub fans...sigh) to two of next weeks games against the Cubs. I already have our seats, but just for kicks, I decided to see what kind of seats were still available. I could pretty much get a good spot anywhere I wanted, which is actually surprising as it's been more difficult in prior years. Unless there is a mad last minute rush, maybe the "sea of blue" won't be in full force for the series.

    I must admit though, that I'm not thrilled about driving 5 hours down there to see a team put together 3 - 6 hits (if I'm lucky). I sure hope the offense decides to make an appearance next week.

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I know Dusty's not the least bit responsible for this trainwreck.
    True. So true.

    I'm not a dusty Baker fan, but I've seen him win games. He's not an idiot. I've seen idiots (as baseball managers) names withheld to protect the innocent, who have managed the Reds. You have to wonder why he took the job. Here was the pitch:

    "Dusty, at first we've got Scott Hatteberg. He's 38 and a lefty, but we paid his option and he'll platoon with Joey Votto, who's a rookie and also left handed. At second, we've got Brandon Phillips who had a career year in 2007. At shortstop, we've got Alex Gonzalez, but he hasn't played much and Jeff Keppinger will play there. At third, we've got Edwin Encarnacion who has fielding problems, but had a hot bat every other month. In the outfield, we've got the powerful Adam Dunn who goes through horrible slumps, Ryan Freel, who hits in splurts and tries to make a we gem on every bal hit to him (and he has this little base running problem), and in rightfield we have Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr., who's 38, but can still hit. Our catcher is David Ross who spent most of last year hitting below .200 and is not the best fielding catcher and Javier Valentin, who is at best a backup. Our starting pitching staff consists of two rookies, Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo. The fifth guy is totally inconsistent. We've going to bring in Josh Fogg, who might give us 5 innings of 3 run ball. Our relievers are the worst in the business. I know you want this job."

    I have run like the devil away from this and stayed at ESPN. He brought in Corey Patterson because he thought he was what he did not have--a guy who could play centerfield. Dunn and Griffey would make up for his poor skills with the bat and he brought in Paul Bako because he is a competent catcher, something we didn't have. It's all gone south because the team is horrilbly constructed. That doesn't excuse Dusty's poor lineup construction. You have to believe that will change and I understand it will starting tomorrow.

    Walt Jocketty has a big job in front of him. The offense must improve and that will require moves. If he cuts or trades Valentin or Ross, brings up Jay Bruce to play center, acquires a right-handed power bat, andconvinces Dusty to tweak his lineup, things may begin to improve. Same with Dusty. He needs to construct his lineup better. All we can do is hope because if changes are not made, we'll lose 90 games again and folks will stay away in large numbers.
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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    The Reds will sell out when the Cubs are in town, the Red Sox are in town and the Cardinals are in town.

    Aside from that, maybe only on the better fan giveaway days...

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    Re: this losing keeps up, you wont see no huge crowds other than the Boston series!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I know Dusty's not the least bit responsible for this trainwreck.
    Then why would he be on the hot seat then? Bob C can't be that stupid can he?
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